Review: L.A. Girl Pro Conceal

Review: L.A. Girl Pro Conceal

The L.A. Girl Pro Conceal (£5.2 for 0.28 oz / 8 g) is the only concealer available from the brand L.A. Girl. There is 28 different shades to pick from where 21 of them are actual concealers, 6 are color-correctors, and 1 is a highlighter. I own some of the concealers and a few of the color-correctors.

On their website they state that the concealers are:
Crease-resistant
 With opaque coverage
 With a creamy, yet lightweight texture
Long-wearing
Able to camouflage darkness under the eyes, redness, and skin imperfections
Provides complete, natural-looking coverage
Evens skintone
Covers dark circles
Minimises fine lines around the eyes

That is a lot of promises! I think that the concealer is crease-resistant if you set it with a fine powder. If your powder isn’t fine enough the concealer will crease. The concealers have a good coverage. I think it is something between medium to full. I really like to use the concealers under my eyes or for cream highlighting but I don’t like them for covering up imperfections like pimples or scars as I don’t feel it is covering enough. The texture of the concealers is great and it blends easily into the skin! I also think it is very long-wearing as long as you have set it with powder.

I use the peach corrector and the porcelain concealer under my eyes and I think they do a great job even though I don’t have that much to cover. I also use the green corrector to correct any redness I have. I don’t use the concealers to cover skin imperfections as I – like I just said – don’t think they cover enough. It gives a very natural-looking coverage and don’t look heavy or cakey on the face. I also think it is very good at evening out my skintone under my eyes and covers my under-eyes really good. I don’t know if the concealer actually minimises fine lines around the eyes, I have always had some wrinkles under my eyes for as long as I can remember which I still have after applying the concealer hahahah! I know that’s not what they mean but I don’t think the concealer minimises fine lines but It definitely makes them worse if you don’t set it with powder or set it with a heavy powder.

I think that £5.2 for 8 grams of a good product is a very low price to pay! I think they got a lot of shades to chose from but I feel they get very dark very quickly. I really could have used a complete white concealer. I at first though that the highlight concealer was completely white but I found out that it is a actual highlighter with shimmer 🙁 I think this product deserves 5 out 5 hearts to be honest!

I think the concealer keeps it’s promises and is a really good, affordable product, which is why I think it deserves all 5 hearts. All I could ask for is more lighter shades. Would I buy some of them again? Yes, and I’ve already did! Below you will be able to see swatches of the shades I have. Porcelain, Light Ivory, Classic Ivory, Natural, Creamy Beige, and Toast is the concealer shades I own. The only ones there is light enough for me is the Porcelain and Light Ivory. I use Toast as a cream contour and think it does a very good job! For correcting-shades I have the Green, Peach, and Lavender which I all think does a very good correcting-job!

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Going shampoo free? The No-Poo Method

Going shampoo free? The No-Poo Method

The No-Poo method? Going shampoo free? What is that and how does it work? I’ve been reading a lot about the no-poo method and how to become shampoo free and been wanting to do it for a while now. But for some reason I’ve always been too “scared” to try it but now I have decided that the time has come! I want to be poo free!

What does it mean to be poo free? It means that I won’t wash my hair with shampoo or use a conditioner to soften my hair. Why don’t I want to use shampoo or conditioner anymore? Well, your hair is actually self-cleaning shampoo is actually a relatively new invention! But everyone uses shampoo to chemically clean it now. With going non-poo I want to achieve healthier hair. My hair becomes greasy the second day – or even the day after – I have washed it even though I only was it two times a week! I am so tired of it and want my hair to be able to cleanse it self again and stop my follicles from overproducing oil.

There is a lot of different ways to become poo free. The method I want to use is the water-only. I know this is going to be hard but I hope it is going to be worth it in the end. As said before, I only wash my hair two times a week and I think I still want to keep it that way as I always wash it after my workouts. I will of course keep you updated on my path to becoming poo-free!

Let me know your opinion about the no-poo method! Are you using shampoo to wash your hair? Let me know in the comments!

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Source: https://www.nopoomethod.com/Water-Only

Three ways to style laced bodysuit

Three ways to style laced bodysuit

Left outfit
Bodysuit // Jeans // Bomber Jacket // Stilettos

Middle outfit
Bodysuit // Leather Skirt // Blazer // Thigh High Boots

Right outfit
Bodysuit // Lace Skirt // Bag // Heels

I think the lace bodysuit is a tough one. Not in styling matter but I think it easily becomes too much. That is just my personal opinion if you like an all-see-through lace bodysuit then you do you. But personally I would prefer something to cover my breast which is why I chose to style this bodysuit in particular. Once again I have created three completely different look around the same item.

The first outfit, the one to the left, is in my opinion a more everyday casual outfit. When I think of a lace bodysuit I don’t think many people think of it as everyday wear but if you dress it down then I definitely think it would be appropriate to wear. I think the ripped jeans and the bomber jacket does a really good job in getting this bodysuit down to earth but still makes it look feminine.

The middle outfit is a bit more stylish with the thigh high boots and leather skirt. A nice detail to this outfit would be some silver jewellery to match the zip in the skirt and a black leather bag. Not everyone would feel comfortable wearing this for an everyday look but I don’t think I would mind at all!

The third and last outfit to the right is a bit more of a going-out-on-a-date-outfit. For some reason I don’t know the difference of an everyday-outfit and a going-out-on-a-date-outfit as I properly would wear this for everyday as well. I really like how both the skirt and bodysuit got laces and I think they compliment each other really well even though they are not even from the same website. To make sure the laces get all the attention in this outfit I chose to style it with nude shoes and a nude bag. To accessorise this outfit even more you could always add some gold jewellery to match the handle at the bag. Let me know in the comments which outfit is your absolute favourite!

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Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Pearlized Blush

Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Pearlized Blush

I think blushes are the kind of makeup there can make or break your makeup look. It got to be the right shade for your skintone and needs to be applied so it looks naturally according to me. I am not the biggest fan of blushes because my cheeks got a red color and I am trying to get rid of that with my foundation.

The Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Pearlized Blush ($19/£14.7 for 0.105 oz / 3 g) is a beautiful coral blush with a golden sheen. As I can understand from their website the blush has previously been a part of a palette called Day Dream Palette but because of a popular demand this blush is now sold individually.

On their website they state that this blush got a “custom formulation” which will offer a special light texture which will glide smoothly and evenly on the skin, that it provides the perfect amount of color, are highly pigmented, is a universal shade, are paraben free and cruelty free. This blush is very pigmented! I personally like blushes that are not too pigmented but they stated that it would be and it is. I feel like you need to be very carefull when applying it and need to go in light handed if you’re not into pigmented blushes. I really like the formula of it tho! As they state, it applies smoothly and evenly to the skin and are easy to apply when you know how pigmented it is. I also feel like this shade would look good on everyone which is why I also think that they where asked to sell it individually. I don’t think that their packaging is anything fancy and it is really light-weight.

I think the price tag for it is a bit much for 3 grams of product and a very cheap packaging. For example you could buy a MAC blush for $23/£17.8 for double the amount of product. I will give this product 4 out of 5 hearts.

The reason I don’t give the product the 5 hearts is because I would have liked a bit more sturdy packaging as I am afraid of breaking it every time I use it. Would I buy it again? I think I would even though the price is up there but I really like the quality of the product.

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30 Shades of Wine Red

30 Shades of Wine Red

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20

21 // 22 // 23 // 24 // 25 // 26 // 27 // 28 // 29 // 30

I have always been loving the colour red and for fashion I especially enjoy wine red! Therefore I thought the next shade in this series should be that colour! I think wine red is a colour that works great on every skin colour from the lightest to the darkest! The reason I like it on myself is because of the way it looks against my blonde hair. Some of my absolute favourites from the collage above are number 3, 17 and the jewellery set number 24 and 28.

The satin blazer, number 3, is actually from a co-ord set but who says you can’t wear them individually? You can of course style it with the matching trousers, but I think I would prefer it with some black skinny jeans and a pair of cool ankle boots for an everyday look. The reason I really love the dress number 17 is because I love anything that sits skin tight and flatter the curves of my body!

I really love the jewellery set because it’s actually something you can buy with your birthstone! I am born in July which got ruby as birthstone which is described as a blood-red stone and therefore goes really well with this theme! I think the jewellery set is so beautiful and really pretty without being too much! Let me know in the comments which of the items are your favourites!

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Review: OMG! 2in1 Kit Detox Bubbling Microfiber Mask

Review: OMG! 2in1 Kit Detox Bubbling Microfiber Mask

I got the OMG! 2in1 Mask and the headband in a danish monthly makeup subscription box and wanted to test it out and review it for you! It is from the brand Double Dare which I don’t think I have ever heard of before. The mask retails for $6 (which is around £4.8) the headband retails for $8 (about  £6.5).

There are two masks in this component; one for step one and one for step two. The first mask is the detox bubbling mask which is supposed to cleanse and detoxify the skin. The second mask is the microfiber mask which will feed the skin with nutrients. Both of the masks are sheet masks and are really easy to put on your face when you finally figure out which way is up hahahah.

I followed the instruktions and kept the first mask on for a bit longer than three minutes and the second for around 20. My skin was very sticky afterwards because of the serum from the second mask but after it all was absorbed my skin felt preeeeetty good! I feel like it really took care of some of my trouble areas; I had some kind of bumps at my mouths which were gone afterwards!

I think this 2in1 mask deserves 4,5 hearts out of 5 because it did as it said it would which is the most important thing! The only little thing I did not like was the stickiness afterwards and I felt like the serum did not absorb as fast as I would like. But I really think I would repurchase the mask – especially because it sorted out my trouble area!

Now, enjoy some pictures of me with the masks! I feel like these are the most weird pictures I have ever been taking of myself like… I was trying to smile but then the mask would come down in my mouth hahahah… The first two pictures are with the step 1 mask and the last one with the step 2. Also, I don’t think it is necessary to have the headband. A normal hair elastic would have done the job.

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Luxury vs. Budget: Black Leather Pants

Luxury vs. Budget: Black Leather Pants

Luxury
Leather Pants (£1600) // Bodysuit (£195) // Stilettos (£130)
Cross Body Bag (£368) // Watch (£225)

Budget
Leather Pants (£25) // Bodysuit (£14) // Stilettos (£25)
Cross Body Bag (£13) // Watch (£20)

I looove leather pants! So of course I had to make a Luxury vs. Budget centred around them! The leather pants from the luxury site is 100% lambskin so they are real leather while the leather pants from the budget site is a leather-look-alike. I think that you are able to see on the price that the luxury pants is real leather and the ones from the budget site is not. But again, I know there are some more affordable leather pants out there if you want the real deal. I really like the look I have created! I think the khaki green bodysuit goes so so so well to the leather pants! I actually wanted to style the look with some khaki barely there heels like these but I could not find anything similar that were more than £30I think the nude stilettos is a really good substitute and brings more attention to the pants as they are nude.

I really like the accessories I found to the look as well. I have always been matching metals; gold with gold and silver with silver. I don’t know why but I can’t get myself to mix them hahah… I don’t mind when others do but I just can’t. I think the cross over bag would be perfect for this look and would match a gold watch so perfect! I also though of matching it with something like gold bracelets which would look stunning as well!

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My mom was diagnosed with NET. What is that?

My mom was diagnosed with NET. What is that?

An old photo of me, my mum and my two siblings <3

In 2013 my mom was diagnosed with NET. NET stands for NeuroEndrocrine Tumor. This is a very rare type of cancer which happens in the neuroendocrine cells (which secretes hormones) which can be found many in many organs. One of the endocrine organs is the pancreas which is where they found the tumor in my mom. The reason why NET is so dangerous is because there are so many different symptoms. No patients are alike. The symptoms vary according to the place of the tumor and the age of the patient. In many years before the doctors discovered my moms tumor she had big mood swings and was tired most of the time. She went to the doctors so many times but no one seemed to realise how sick she was. Luckily, her doctor finally discovered her tumor in the pancreas as she had sent her of for an ultrasound scan.

Suddenly, everything went so fast. She got scheduled for a surgery short after the beginning of the new year 2014. I still remember seeing her after her surgeries (she had to have more than one because of internal bleeding). But seeing her, the strongest woman I know, lying in the hospital bed all helpless was one of the most terrifying things I have ever seen. And just thinking about it makes me cry like a baby.

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Review: Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation

Review: Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation

I have had this foundation for a bit over two years now, which is why it’s nearly empty. But I will be able to give you a very good review now, because I have been using it for so long hahahah. I bought mine for around £11 of eBay as I could not find anywhere else to buy them inside of EU. The seller I bought it from two years ago don’t sell them anymore, but if you are going to buy yours of eBay, then a good tip will be that you look after products that are in the same price range as the product itself. Looking through the different options I think that I would buy it here, as the price seems okay and the seller is from the Czech Republic, which is where the brand is from.

I got mine in the shade 207. I do not think that it is the lightest shade as 208 appears lighter, but it is the lowest number. I still feel like this shade matches my skintone pretty good. The same seller I mentioned before seems to have swatches of all of the shades.

On their website they state that the foundation are waterproof, hypoallergenic, for all skin types, have SPF 30, preservative free and got extreme full coverage. I really like that it is hypoallergenic (I have not felt anything on my sensitive skin) and preservative free. I really enjoy the SPF 30 but I still add sunscreen to my face before I use any kind of makeup. I can tell from my own experience, that the foundation really is waterproof, which I think is a big plus in my book! I got normal skin and the foundation works great on my skintype! I think it would be good on oily skin too, I don’t know about dry skin as the foundation is pretty thick and full coverage, so maybe it will cling to dry spots? If you got dry or oily skin, then be welcome to give us a mini review in the comments!

As just said, the foundation is really think and extremely full coverage! It is so full coverage that you really don’t need a concealer afterwards! You don’t need a lot of product to get the full coverage. I like to take just a tiny “drop” and put it on the back on my hand and warm it up a bit and then put it on my face with a flat foundation brush or my finger and blend it out with a sponge. You can of course tell that you are wearing foundation because it is so full coverage. The pores on my cheeks gets really exaggerated and if I don’t set it, the foundation will of course crease and settle into fine lines. If you make sure to set it really good, then I don’t think there would be any problem!

I think this foundation from Dermacol deserves five hearts out of five possible! I really enjoy the foundation and I’ve actually used it almost every single day since I got it 2 years ago! The only little thing I don’t like is that the tube it comes in starts cracking when it starts getting empty. So every time I use it now I will have foundation all over my hands… So maybe a different type of material would be good for the tube job! That is actually the only negative thing I have to say – I hope you enjoyed the review! If you have tried the foundation then let me know your opinion on it in the comments!

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